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The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations Are In!

Javier Bardem gets nominated for Skyfall, and Zero Dark Thirty's Oscar chances get knocked down a peg.

Zero Dark Thirty may have been sweeping the various critics awards this Oscar season, but for the most part, critics don't actually vote for the Oscars. Do you know who does vote the Oscars? The guilds. So with the Screen Actor's Guild announcing the nominees for their 19th annual awards ceremony today, we're taking an extra special close look at who their lauding for their work in 2012. And sure enough, Zero Dark Thirty only earned one nomination, for Jessica Chastain in the Best Actress category. Zero Dark Thirty failed to earn a nomination for any of the other categories, including Best Ensemble Cast, the Guild's equivalent of a "Best Picture" award.

Does this mean Zero Dark Thirty won't have a chance at the Oscars? Possibly not. Zero Dark Thirty has a lot of actors in it, but for the most part it's a one-woman show. Most of the ensemble cast only has a couple of scenes to their credit, if that, so SAG members might simply have focused their attentions on Chastain. Still, SAG has more Academy members than any other guild, so their choices for the best performances of the year often have a major impact on who actually gets nominated, not that they usually line up perfectly. And one performance they singled out, surprising many, was Javier Bardem in Skyfall

Bardem, who earned rave reviews for the latest James Bond movie, wasn't given much attention by Oscar progonsticators, but the actor previously won an Academy Award for playing another unforgettable villain in The Coen Bros.' No Country for Old Men. And an Oscar win for Best Supporting Actor in a major action movie isn't a stretch either: Heath Ledger earned a posthumous Oscar in the category for The Dark Knight, playing the supervillain The Joker. Skyfall was considered a shoe-in for Best Original Song and Best Cinematography nominations, but now it seems like the Bond film might just be able to crack the above the line awards for the first time in Oscar history.

The rest of the SAG Award nominations for film are mostly in line with other year-end predictions. Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook led the pack with four nominations each, with Les Miserables trailing close behind with three. The other unexpected nominee was the comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which came out early in the year and managed to snag a nomination for Best Ensemble Cast and Best Supporting Actress for Dame Maggie Smith. Rounding out the Ensemble Cast category is Argo, Lincoln, Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook.

The full list of the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for 2012 films is as follows. .

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

BRADLEY COOPER / Pat – “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” (The Weinstein Company)

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS / Abraham Lincoln – "LINCOLN” (Touchstone Pictures)

JOHN HAWKES / Mark – "THE SESSIONS" (Fox Searchlight)

HUGH JACKMAN / Jean Valjean – "LES MISÉRABLES" (Universal Pictures)

DENZEL WASHINGTON / Whip Whitaker – "FLIGHT" (Paramount Pictures)



Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

JESSICA CHASTAIN / Maya – "ZERO DARK THIRTY” (Columbia Pictures)

MARION COTILLARD / Stephanie – “RUST AND BONE” (Sony Pictures Classics)

JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Tiffany – “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” (The Weinstein Company)

HELEN MIRREN / Alma Reville – “HITCHCOCK” (Fox Searchlight)

NAOMI WATTS / Maria – “THE IMPOSSIBLE” (Summit Entertainment)



Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

ALAN ARKIN / Lester Siegel – “ARGO” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

JAVIER BARDEM / Silva – "SKYFALL" (Columbia Pictures)

ROBERT DE NIRO / Pat, Sr. – "SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK" (The Weinstein Company)

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN / Lancaster Dodd – “THE MASTER” (The Weinstein Company)

TOMMY LEE JONES / Thaddeus Stevens – “LINCOLN” (Touchstone Pictures)



Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

SALLY FIELD / Mary Todd Lincoln – "LINCOLN" (Touchstone Pictures)

ANNE HATHAWAY / Fantine – “LES MISÉRABLES” (Universal Pictures)

HELEN HUNT / Cheryl – “THE SESSIONS” (Fox Searchlight)

NICOLE KIDMAN / Charlotte Bless – "THE PAPERBOY” (Millennium Entertainment)

MAGGIE SMITH / Muriel Donnelly – “THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL” (Fox Searchlight)



Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

ARGO (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEN AFFLECK / Tony Mendez

ALAN ARKIN / Lester Siegel

KERRY BISHÉ / Kathy Stafford

KYLE CHANDLER / Hamilton Jordan

RORY COCHRANE / Lee Schatz

BRYAN CRANSTON / Jack O’Donnell

CHRISTOPHER DENHAM / Mark Lijek

TATE DONOVAN / Bob Anders

CLEA DUVALL / Cora Lijek

VICTOR GARBER / Ken Taylor

JOHN GOODMAN / John Chambers

SCOOT McNAIRY / Joe Stafford

CHRIS MESSINA / Malinov



THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (Fox Searchlight)

JUDI DENCH / Evelyn Greenslade

CELIA IMRIE / Madge Hardcastle

BILL NIGHY / Douglas Ainslie

DEV PATEL / Sonny Kapoor

RONALD PICKUP / Norman Cousins

MAGGIE SMITH / Muriel Donnelly

TOM WILKINSON / Graham Dashwood

PENELOPE WILTON / Jean Ainslie



LES MISÉRABLES (Universal Pictures)

ISABELLE ALLEN / Young Cosette

SAMANTHA BARKS / Eponine

SACHA BARON COHEN / Thénardier

HELENA BONHAM CARTER / Madame Thénardier

RUSSELL CROWE / Javert

ANNE HATHAWAY / Fantine

DANIEL HUTTLESTONE / Gavroche

HUGH JACKMAN / Jean Valjean

EDDIE REDMAYNE / Marius

AMANDA SEYFRIED / Cosette

AARON TVEIT / Enjolras

COLM WILKINSON / Bishop



LINCOLN (Touchstone Pictures)

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS / Abraham Lincoln

SALLY FIELD / Mary Todd Lincoln

JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT / Robert Todd Lincoln

HAL HOLBROOK / Preston Blair

TOMMY LEE JONES / Thaddeus Stevens

JAMES SPADER / W.N. Bilbo

DAVID STRATHAIRN / William Seward



SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (The Weinstein Company)

BRADLEY COOPER / Pat

ROBERT DE NIRO / Pat, Sr.

ANUPAM KHER / Dr. Cliff Patel

JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Tiffany

CHRIS TUCKER / Danny

JACKI WEAVER / Dolores

 


William Bibbiani is the editor of CraveOnline's Film Channel and co-host of The B-Movies Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani